The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

[Note: This review was written based on a 2D presentation of The Adventures of Tintin as seen on a DVD screener which I freely admit is no way to properly appreciate such a richly visual movie. I probably shouldn’t even run this review, and if I hadn’t liked the film I wouldn’t, but I’ll be (read…)

Review: Star Trek (2009) ***

As directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, TV’s Lost), the new Star Trek is a solid if unspectacular reboot of the beloved space franchise. It moves briskly and entertains with plenty of humor and action while all the actors do a nice job of making familiar characters their own. Unfortunately, it’s saddled with a (read…)

The Watercooler: 10/6/08

Michael Cera and Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Happy Monday everyone and welcome to LiC’s weekly look at how you the beloved reader spent your movie weekend. Consider it an open thread with a movie-centric focus. Talk about what you’ve seen lately or anything else that’s on your mind. You can even (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 10/2/08

The wide releases are a mixed bag this week so let’s cut through the crap and lead off with a couple of movies that are only playing in limited release but have received the coveted LiC stamp of approval. Ballast Stark, minimalist and naturalistic, Ballast may not be the feel-good movie of the fall, but it’s (read…)

LiC 2008 Fall Forecast: October

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Samantha Morton in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York Moving right along with the Fall Forecast. Here’s what’s coming up in October. Once again, all dates are subject to change based on studio whim. LiC’s picks are starred. October 3 An American Carol. I love Airplane! as much as anyone, but David (read…)

The Bastards-go-Round goes ’round and ’round

It didn’t seem worth mentioning that Mike Myers nabbed what amounts to a cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards the other day nor that David Krumholtz (Numb3rs) was out and Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) was in. However, combine all that with word that Simon Pegg is also out because of scheduling conflicts and you have something (read…)

Brad Pitt: Actor, Father, ‘Bastard’

It’s official: Brad Pitt is a Bastard. According to Variety, the actor has signed on the dotted line to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film Inglorious Bastards as a Tennessee hillbilly who leads a team of eight Jewish soldiers in fighting the Nazis during WWII. You may remember I resisted this news all along while (read…)

Review: Hot Fuzz (2007) ****

As the lead character in the new comedy Hot Fuzz, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is what you might call a hard ass.  He’s a by-the-book, one man London police machine with a 400% higher arrest rate than any other officer in the city.  His reward for a job well done?  A promotion to sergeant – (read…)

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